The group will meet in Dublin on Tuesday 27 August at the Raddison Blu Hotel and will see presentations from MBW founder Laura Ryan on the ambitions for the organisation.
Other speakers at the event include Dawn Meats CEO Niall Browne who will give insight on the challenges and opportunities within the UK and Irish beef processing sector, Ecolab area vice president Noelia Garcia on the importance of inspirational leadership in today’s food industry, and KP Films global sustainability manager Aida Cierco on the topic of sustainability and plastics.
Lisa Hand of Dawn Meats and MBW committee member said: “Since I joined the MBW committee earlier this year the interest in Meat Business Women has grown significantly in Ireland and I’m delighted that we will be holding our first event over the summer. The agri-food sector in Ireland is hugely important and groups such as MBW are essential to help raise the profile of the meat sector. I have worked in the industry for over 20 years and over that time built a strong network of connections and I look forward to catching up with them, make new connections and help others to extend their network.”
The group, founded in 2015, has set up chapters in Australia and New Zealand. It has also signed a partnership with the International Meat Secretariat.
Laura Ryan, chair of MBW, added: “To launch in Ireland this summer is a hugely exciting event for us. The UK & Ireland are such close trading partners already, but Meat Business Women extending its operating model to Ireland will help to strengthen that connectivity. This is another step in what I fully intend to be a global programme, following recent Meat Business Women launch events in Australia and New Zealand. It’s so important to attract and support female talent into our sector around the world. I very much look forward to meeting Irish delegates in August.”